Camera Workers, 1858-1950

The British Columbia, Alaska and Yukon Photographic Directory, 1858-1950

Dally, Frederick[1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19]

Male 1838 - 1914  (75 years)


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  • Name Dally, Frederick 
    Born 29 Jul 1838  Southwark, UK Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Business Address/Year summer 1867  Barkerville, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    Barkerville, BC
    Canada 
    Business Address/Year summer 1868  Barkerville, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    Barkerville, BC
    Canada 
    Business Address/Year Jun 1866-Sep 1870  Victoria, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Photographer 
    Address:
    Fort St.
    S. side near Government St.
    Victoria, BC
    Canada 
    Died 28 Jul 1914  Wolverhampton, UK Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Association Forest, Alexander (Relationship: Employee) 
    Association Green Brothers (Relationship: Successor) 
    Association Maynard, Richard (Relationship: Undefined) 
    Association Maynard, Hannah Hatherly (Relationship: Undefined) 
    Person ID I266  Camera Workers | D, vol. 1, 1858-1900
    Last Modified 28 Mar 2017 

  • Documents
    Frederick Dally's invoice to the Colonial Office for photographs and two albums, 1870 04
    Frederick Dally's invoice to the Colonial Office for photographs and two albums, 1870 04
    Frederick Dally's ad, <i>Cariboo Sentinel</i> (Barkerville), 1867 08 12.
    Frederick Dally's ad, Cariboo Sentinel (Barkerville), 1867 08 12.
    This ad appeared immediately below L.A. Blanc's ad which announced the opening of Blanc's photographic gallery at nearby Richfield.
    Frederick Dally's ad, <i>Colonist</i> (Victoria), 1869 02 18.
    Frederick Dally's ad, Colonist (Victoria), 1869 02 18.
    Frederick Dally's ad, <i>Standard</i> (Victoria), 1870 06 20.
    Frederick Dally's ad, Standard (Victoria), 1870 06 20.
    Frederick Dally's ad, <i>First Victoria Directory, Second Issue, and British Columbia Guide</i> (Mallandaine, Apr 1868).
    Frederick Dally's ad, First Victoria Directory, Second Issue, and British Columbia Guide (Mallandaine, Apr 1868).
    This advertisement appeared on the top of the back cover. Noah Shakespeare's ad appeared on the bottom of the back cover. The two ads were separated by a third ad.
    Frederick Dally cartouche on the verso of a carte-de-visite portrait, betwen 1866-1870.
    Frederick Dally cartouche on the verso of a carte-de-visite portrait, betwen 1866-1870.
    Since the Green Brothers acquired Frederick's stock, it is not surprising that the "N.B." note at the bottom of their cartouce almost entirely matches the wording on one of Dally's cartouches (Green Brothers, BC Archives, Visual Records, Barnard album no. 27, p. 17). Image courtesy of BC Archives, Visual Records catalogue no. HP002599.
    Frederick Dally cartouche from verso of a carte-de-visite, between 1866-1870.
    Frederick Dally cartouche from verso of a carte-de-visite, between 1866-1870.
    Image courtesy of BC Archives, Visual Records catalogue no. HP003134.

  • Notes 
    • STATUS: Commercial.
    • BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: Dally arrived in Victoria from England in Sep 1862. He operated a dry goods store at the corner of Government and Broughton in 1863 and moved his business in Mar 1864 to the northeast corner of Fort and Government in the Occidental building (Robinson's Block).

      The first ad announcing the opening of his photo studio on the south side of Fort St. across the street from his former dry goods store appeared in the Chronicle. His first major photographic journey was a circumnavigation of Vancouver Island as a guest of the Royal Navy on HMS Scout between 8 and 20 Aug 1866. Dally made two trips up to Barkerville, the first in 1867, the second in 1868. His studio in Barkerville in 1868 was destroyed in the 16 Sep fire and Dally returned to Victoria that November.

      He sold his gallery in Sep 1870 to the Green Brothers and his business affairs in Victoria were wound down by Thomas Allsop (Allsop and Mason, later the BC Land and Investment Agency). Dally went to Philadelphia to study dentistry and then returned to England. Richard and Hannah Maynard managed to acquire many of his glass negatives in the 1870s or 1880s which they then marketed under their own imprint. The BC Archives purchased several of Dally's personal albums about 1914.
    • IDENTIFYING MARKS: "Frederick Dally, Fort Street, Victoria, Vancouver Island, B.C." on verso of cartes-de-visite (at least three different typefaces). Large (approx. 8 x 10 in.) landscape views are not signed on negative surface.
    • REFERENCES: Colonist, Chronicle, Standard and Cariboo Sentinel, 1862-1870.

  • Sources 
    1. [S46] COLLECTION: BVIPA.
      Albums, prints and glass negatives, the last part of the Maynard family collection

    2. [S152] COLLECTION: OOA.
      Prints

    3. [S943] COLLECTION: UKRCT.
      "Photographic views of British Columbia 1867 to 1870". Cover title of album (RCIN 2368804.a) presented by F. Dally to Queen Victoria, 6 Jul 1883; URL (accessed 30 Jan 2017): https://www.royalcollection.org.uk/collection/2368804-a/photographic-views-of-british-columbia-1867-to-1870

    4. [S942] COLLECTION: OTPL.
      Album

    5. [S138] COLLECTION: BVAUS (Reliability: 3).
      "Views in British Columbia. Photographed by F. Dally. Victoria, V.I." Album in Uno Langmann Family Collection of B.C. Photographs. URL (accessed 30 Jan 2017): http://dx.doi.org/10.14288/1.0053437

    6. [S666] BVIPA archival records.
      Dally papers, MS-2443

    7. [S727] BVICA archival records.
      BC Land and Investment Agency fonds, T. Allsop to Dally, 1871-72, PR1, Series 16, box 54E3, file 1

    8. [S12] MAL68, (Victoria, B.C.: E. Mallandine, 1868).

    9. [S13] MAL69, (Victoria, B.C.: E. Mallandine, 1869).

    10. [S196] Bellinger (1976), Bellinger, Joan, (Surrey: Nunaga Publishing, 1976:25-28), NW 971 C226 1976.

    11. [S439] Schwartz (1977), Joan Marsha Schwartz, (Master's thesis, University of British Columbia, 1977).

    12. [S204] Birrell (1977 02), Birrell, Andrew J., (Canadian Photography (February 1977):14-19).

    13. [S230] Calvert (1979), Calvert, Lorna, (Westworld (September-October 1979):27-30).

    14. [S442] Schwartz (1985), Joan M. Schwartz, (Edmonton: Hurtig Publishers, 1985).

    15. [S211] Blackman (1985-86), Blackman, Margaret B., (Archivaria no. 21 (Winter 1985-86):68-86).
      Discusses the work of Frederick Dally and other Victoria, BC, photographers

    16. [S595] Mattison and Savard (1992), David Mattison and Daniel Savard, (History of Photography 16, no. 3 (Autumn 1992):1-20).

    17. [S362] Neering (1996), Rosemary Neering, (Beautiful British Columbia Magazine 38, no. 2 (Summer 1996):18-23).

    18. [S520] Hannavy (2007), John Hannavy, ed., (New York: Routledge, 2007, c2008), vol. 1, 377 (Reliability: 3).
      "Dally, Frederick (1838-1914) ... Joan M. Schwartz"

    19. [S695] Roy-Sole (2008), Monique Roy-Sole, (Canadian Geographic 128, no. 4 (July/August 2008):58-66).
      Article text, p. 59-60, remaining photographs by Frederick Dally presented as though they are in an album, the Toronto Public Library's Dally album being the source of most of the views. The article does not mention the existence of Dally's personal papers and negatives at the BC Archives, Victoria.